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Update on other South Georgia officer involved shootings

More details on other recent shootings involving officers in South Georgia. The GBI is still investigating two ...
Another investigation is closed. On April 13th, The Waycross District Attorney's office cleared Douglas Police officer Joseph Brackett ...

Waycross residents hopeful state rep. can keep area from more expenses connected to water and sewage services

Currie said after the meeting it will likely take an opinion by the Georgia Attorney General in response to a petition from Waycross to get the law set aside. He said he is hopeful Nimmer will help in the process. Former state Rep. Mark Hatfield criticized ...

Waycross, Georgia Vacation Rentals

Waycross, Georgia offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Waycross, GA, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Dowdney to serve as Valedictorian for ACHS

As Sydney attended South Georgia State College, she served as the secretary of Student Government Association on the Waycross campus. Her purpose was to help voice student opinions, while assisting in making the campus more enjoyable. She also continued to ...

BASEBALL: Palmetto outfielders sign with colleges

A pair of Palmetto baseball players are taking their game to college. Kevin Acevedo is headed to South Georgia State in Waycross and Cody Deans will play with Penn State University-Dubois. Both players are outfielders.

Eternity Temple Firstborn Church active in civic life of Palmetto community

He earned his master's degree in theology from the First Born Seminary and Training School in Waycross, Ga. His wife is also an ordained minister and the mother of their four adult children. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this summer.

Barbara Ann Bowman Norris

Barbara Ann Bowman Norris, 87, of Valdosta, died Monday, May 11, 2015. She was born on Dec. 16, 1927, in Waycross, Ga., the daughter of Richard and Annie Bowman. Barbara married Charles Norris in 1952, and they moved to Valdosta, Ga., where she became ...

Kathryn Johnson King Winters

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Southeast Cancer Unit, 401 Pendleton St., Waycross, GA 31501. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com. Music Funeral Home of Waycross is in charge of arrangements.

Two arrested in brutal rape, murder case in Waycross

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- Two Waycross men, one of them a sex offender, each face charges in connection to the brutal rape and murder of a Waycross woman over the weekend. Police arrested Ryan Christopher Raulerson, 41, and Namon Wilcox Jr., 23, early Tuesday ...

Family sues Waycross police over 'police brutality'

NOW, COMING UP AT 11:00. I WILL BE SPEAKING WITH FAMILIES WHO LOST THEIR LOVED ONES TO POLICE BRUTAL TIVMENT FOR NOW WAYCROSS, Ga. - An incident that one family is calling police brutality has led to a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the Waycross ...

Video Evensong 5.22.15, Friday in the Last Week of Easter

Great evensong webcast tonight until… Adobe cut off the final video. To see it, watch it here on our site at the bottom of the page. For the recorded service, including chanting by Jim & Gwen, click…

Video Evensong 22.5.15, Friday in 7 Easter

Martha had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. VIDEO: Waycross Camp and Conference Center, 2011 (Note: Waycross in the Diocese of Indianapolis will be…

10-14 SEPTEMBER; Morgantown, IN, US: Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop | Early Music in Motion

EMIM’s 4th Indiana Hurdy-Gurdy Workshop will take place on Thursday September 10th through Monday September 14th, 2015 at the Waycross Camp and Conference Center in scenic Brown County, Indiana. Learn…

DUI Attorney Waycross GA

Need the Best DUI Lawyer in Waycross GA? Have you been charged with a DUI for operating a vehicle while driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or even prescription medications? When you've be…

Carpenter Waycross (GA) – Waycross Carpenters

Carpenter Waycross (GA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Waycross (GA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Waycross, Georgia work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

Your Key To Success: Premium Garcinia Cambogia Vitamart Waycross

The other pure Premium Garcinia Cambogia advantage is that the anti-oxidants in this item help to shrink the body fat cells that you have saved all through your physique. Whether or not you have a big…

Waycross Summer Film Camp for Youth

There are still a limited number of slots left for this years workshops - sign up today!------------------- ------------------------- ---------Waycross will once again be offering summer workshops for a…

Watch the Winton Woods State of the Schools LIVE on Waycross

Anthony G. Smith, Superintendent of Winton Woods City Schools, will hold a State of the Schools address on Monday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Winton Woods Intermediate School, 825 Waycross Road in Forest …

Carpenter Waycross (GA) – Waycross Carpenters

Carpenter Waycross (GA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Waycross (GA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Waycross, Georgia work with, builds and fixes items and structures ma…

Music Festival: JFly Music Festival in Waycross, Georgia

JFly Music Festival There were several great artists/musicians that performed at the 2014 JFly Music Festival in Waycross, GA, such as: Madam CJ (0:13) Rahbi (0:59) Terrell Carter (8:17) Chandra Curre…


Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in WAYCROSS GEORGIA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]


Cautions with Jasbug in WAYCROSS GEORGIA

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]

The importance of local education funding in WAYCROSS GEORGIA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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